Contact Lens Care
CONTACT LENSES AND EYE CARE
When in use, your contact lenses are in close-contact with your eyes.
It therefore becomes very important to take proper care of the lenses and maintain hygiene.
GUIDELINES FOR USING CONTACT LENS
- Always wash your hands with soap and water before handling your lenses. Dry your hands with a lint free towel.
- To avoid getting your lenses mixed up, always apply and remove in the same order.
- Never use eye drops or solutions that are not specifically for contact lenses. Never use tap water to clean your lenses.
- Never use saliva to try to clean or wet your lenses.
- Do not sleep with your lenses on unless you have been prescribed a specific type of lens designed for extended wear or your doctor has approved sleeping in your lenses.
- Keep all solution bottles tightly capped when you are not using them.
- Don’t let the tip of solution bottles contact any surface, including your fingers, lenses, or contact lens case.
- Never use expired solutions.
- Never reuse solutions. After inserting your lenses, empty the remaining solution out of your case, rinse it with warm water, and let it air dry.
GO FOR THE BEST QUALITY CONTACT LENSES
Not all contact lenses are equal.
Some are safe for you, while others put you at risk of damaging your eyes.
CONTACT LENS CARE
Handle contact lenses correctly. Never touch your contacts with dirty hands because this can lead to germs and bacteria getting in the eyes.
STICK TO THE RECOMMENDED SCHEDULE
Change contact lenses at the prescribed replacement interval and comply with instructions for contact lens hygiene.
Even though the quality of the lens itself might not decline, protein build-up will make your vision less clear.
Another thing to consider is that the longer you wear your lenses, the higher is your risk of eye infections.